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Empire or imperialism: implications for a 'New' politics of resistance

Ahluwalia, Pal (2004) Empire or imperialism: implications for a 'New' politics of resistance. Social Identities, 10 (5). pp. 629-645. ISSN 1350-4630

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Globalisation raises questions about the capacity of the nation-state to function within the national interest. Hardt and Negri argue that nation-state sovereignty is in decline and that Empire -- a new supranational and deterritorialising form of sovereignty -- has superseded it. The question then arises, where does sovereignty reside if it is no longer existent within the nation-state. It is here that post-colonial theory may well provide insights as post-colonial subjects have had to confront these issues. The following questions are explored through a critical engagement with recent social theory. What is the relationship between the biological and political body within such a context? Furthermore, what are the implications of this for a politics of resistance?

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Office of the VC
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2022 00:08
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 00:08

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